If you live in a small apartment and need to split up the space without taking away a room's sense of openness, you might consider a low room divider. Shelves, benches, couches, and credenzas can all be used to separate functional zones.
Studios and lofts often require some basic space planning to separate areas for living, dining, sleeping, and working. When you use shelves and credenzas to establish a low, casual border between spaces, you get the added benefit of storage, while benches can double as extra seating. Click through the images above for specific ideas, and the links below for a deeper look at each of the homes shown.
• 1) Kate & Cameron Surrounded by Art
• 2) Andrew and Eric Find a Place for Everything
• 3) Dante Makes It Happen
• 4) Brad, Lis, and Meade's Light-Filled Bungalow
• 5) Bryan's Fashionable Statement
Photos: Jill Slater (1-3), Molly Anderson (4), Gregory Han (5)